Odinga skips the National Prayer Breakfast as Uhuru, Ruto share podium

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President Uhuru Kenyatta is currently leading the National Prayer Breakfast at Parliament buildings, and in attendance is Deputy President William Ruto, lawmakers and other political leaders, including Musalia Mudavadi and Kalonzo Musyoka. Conspicuously absent is ODM leader Raila Odinga, whose name is in the official programme as one of the invited guests.

The national prayer is usually held on the last Thursday of May and this year’s come at a time when there is thick political tension between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto. The two former allies are headed for an epic clash in Kiambaa, on July 15th, after UDA sponsored PEP candidate thrashed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee in Juja.

After the prayers, Uhuru is expected to travel, together with Raila Odinga tomorrow in a train to Kisumu, for the Madaraka Day celebrations. The Head of State will stay in the lakeside city for five days launching a number of national government projects, among them, the Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium which will host Madaraka Day, and is currently under construction.

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